How to Create a Boot Floppy


Boot devices are floppy, cd, usb, or an external hard drive that will start your computer if one of the following things has happened to the internal hard drive: Failure, corrupt, infected with a virus, OS blue screened. So there you are, you have an image of the computer hard drive the tech made when he setup your brand new system. Now it is a blank screen and you are wondering how you are going to get the image back on your system and get back to work.

To create an MS-DOS startup disk :
The MS-DOS startup disk you create will allow you to boot into MS-DOS.
  • Insert a floppy disk into your computer's floppy drive.
  • Open My Computer, and then click the floppy disk drive to select it.
  • On the File menu, point to the name of the floppy drive, and then click Format.
  • Under Format options, click Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  • Click Start.

Important : Creating an MS-DOS startup disk erases all information on the floppy disk.
Notes :
To open My Computer, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
The MS-DOS startup disk only allows the system to boot into an MS-DOS prompt. The disk contains no additional tools.